Behind Sapphire – Diamonds

One part Ella Fitzgerald, one part Dirty Projectors, and a dash of… Freddie Mercury? Behind Sapphire are a post-pop outfit from Vancouver with a singer whose vocals embody a flamboyant panache that will surely polarize the listener for better or worse. For this reviewer it is the better. ‘Vancouver, Baby!’ is a real treat for anyone who knows Vancouver. In a typically Vancouver take this song is extremely self-inflated, but so is the entire record. In fact it is the record’s strength! Check it out:

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